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Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
Source: TED
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
Source: Science Friday
Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn’t so clear. Here are a few theories.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! In this video, learn from Jim Olson about the homunculus, the structure of the sensory cortex.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! In this video, learn from Rochelle Shwartz-Bloom about the function of the motor cortex.
Source: American Chemical Society
Take a look at the science behind the world's most popular drug, including why caffeine keeps us awake and just how much of the drug is too much.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: WIRED
Date: 26 Aug 2014

At a recent event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with filmmakers to discuss what both groups have learned.

Source: Inside Science
Date: 25 Aug 2014
Unique analysis shows that woodpeckers use their bulk to protect their heads.
Source: The Atlantic
Date: 25 Aug 2014
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.
Source: Science
Date: 25 Aug 2014

A new study suggests humans take longer than other primates to grow up because their larger brains divert energy from body growth during childhood.

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